Dr Peter Gouldsborough MA is former Director of Studies for the MA in Historic Building Conservation course, run by the Department of Archaeology. He supervises and provides specialist technical support to PhD students following research projects in conservation-orientated subjects.
His field of interest is the mechanisms which cause the weathering of stone, the way those mechanisms interact, and has studied in particular the way in which mosses and lichens growing on stone monuments influence the weathering of those monuments. He recently undertook three visits to Croatia to lecture on stone weathering at The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
His other major role is as consultant to The York Glaziers' Trust. This is an organisation which undertakes conservation work on stained glass of the medieval period and later, from York Minster, the Oxford Colleges and other ecclesiastical and secular buildings in Britain and Europe.
Ongoing research into the influence of mosses and lichens on the
weathering of stone.
This is particularly in relation to stone from the Carboniferous,
Jurassic and Cretaceous systems in Yorkshire which have been used as
Current on-going commissions include lichen surveys and species analysis
of the ruins of Slingsby Castle and Sheriff Hutton Castle in North
Yorkshire, and Harewood Castle in West Yorkshire.
Past architectural projects
as an employee of the former DY Davies plc
- for the Corporation of London:
Guildhall extension London
- for Bonton and Corruna Palace Management:
Refurbishment of Corruna Palace, a Grade I Listed building in Prague
city-centre, Czech Republic
- for the Lord Chancellor's Department:
Award winning restoration of York Crown Court (Grade I Listed)
- for the Methodist Division of Property:
Award winning refurbishment of York Central Methodist Church (Grade II*
Award winning remodelling of Leeds Methodist Mission (Grade I Listed)
- for York Health Services NHS Trust:
Extensions to St Monica's Hospital, in the Easingwold Conservation
Area, North Yorkshire
for the Defence Estates Organisation (Works): Option Studies:
Re-roofing of the subterranean Grade I Listed ballroom at Welbeck
College on the Duke of Portland's Estate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire